Updates and News for the 2019 Legislative Session
Keep up to date with what's going on in the legislature. Here you can find updates about important news, legislation in the statehouse, recent events, and Representative Abernathy's thoughts on important matters. 
Mar 31, 2019
One of the most pressing issues of the 2019 legislative session has been Medicaid. The impacts of the high costs of private healthcare are felt by many in the state and it seems that everyone knows someone in the gap or is in the gap themself. Perhaps the most prominent bill currently being brought forward was written by Nampa Representative John Vander Woude.
Mar 19, 2019
Recently, the Idaho legislature was introduced to House Bill 122 to legalize hemp. . I had the privilege of sitting on the Agriculture Committee to hear it firsthand and understand its implications. The bill to legalize hemp passed out of our committee with a 'do-pass' recommendation. Just this week, it passed the House and will be headed to the Senate for a vote.
Mar 12, 2019
Medicaid Expansion is one of the most exciting and significant policies to affect Idaho. It's no secret that thousands of Idahoans struggle everyday because of healthcare access. Leaders across our state saw a problem and came up with a solution - expand Medicaid coverage for those in the coverage gap. What would happen over the course of several months is an amazing story.

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